Low Residue Diet
Three Days Prior to your colonoscopy please follow a low residue diet.
Refined or enriched white breads and plain crackers, such as saltines or Melba toast (no seeds) Cooked cereals, like farina, cream of wheat, and grits Cold cereals, like puffed rice and corn flakes White rice, noodles, and refined pasta
Fruits and Vegetables Well-cooked fresh vegetables or canned vegetables without seeds, such as asparagus tips, beets, green beans, carrots, mushrooms, spinach, squash (no seeds), and pumpkin Cooked potatoes without skin, Tomato sauce (no seeds)
Fruits on the list include: Ripe bananas, Soft cantaloupe, Honeydew Canned or cooked fruits without seeds or skin, like applesauce or canned pears , Avocado
Milk and Dairy Milk products are OK in moderation.
Meats You can eat beef, lamb, chicken, fish (no bones), and pork, as long as they’re lean, tender, and soft. Eggs are also OK.
Fats, Sauces, and Condiments Margarine, butter, and oils, Mayonnaise and ketchup, Sour cream, Smooth sauces and salad dressing, Soy sauce, Clear jelly, honey, and syrup
Sweets and Snacks Plain cakes and cookies, Gelatin, plain puddings, custard, and sherbet, Ice cream and ice pops, hard candy, pretzels, vanilla wafers
Drinks: Decaffeinated coffee, tea, and carbonated beverages, juices made without seeds or pulp, like apple, no-pulp orange, and cranberry, strained vegetable juices
Foods to Avoid
Seeds, nuts, or coconut, whole-grain products, including breads, cereals,
crackers, pasta, rice, and kasha, Raw or dried fruits, like prunes, berries, raisins,
figs, and pineapple, Most raw vegetables, Certain cooked vegetables, including
peas, broccoli, winter squash, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, corn (and cornbread),
onions, cauliflower, potatoes with skin, and baked beans, Beans, lentils, or tofu,
Tough meats with gristle, and smoked or cured deli meats, Cheese with seeds, nuts,
or fruit, Crunchy peanut butter, jam, marmalade, or preserves
- Low Residue Diet
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